Ryan Power is a storytelling samurai, wielding a pen like a sword and cutting to the heart. For over a decade he has traveled the world—a pupil of life, gaining the experience that fills his pages: living with yogis in India, with Rastafarians in Africa, trekking the Himalayas, teaching English in Taiwan, and surfing in Central and South America, Indonesia, Morocco, California, and Canada. As a multi-instrumentalist he has played in various bands, playing at beach parties and bars around the globe. He has partied at some of the world’s top festivals, danced naked, laughed until he cried, cried until he laughed, made love in the rain—loved, lost, risen, fallen, and risen again. He has planted over one million trees, surfed next to sharks, stared down a bear, eaten a tarantula, flipped a truck and trailer at 100 Km/h, woken up hung-over in unknown places, danced until his feet bled, broken 7 bones, lost 30 pounds to Dengue Fever, spoken to God, and made peace with the Devil. For work he crew bosses a posse of rugged yet powerful tree-planters. He is an eternal student of the human condition, and holds a BA in creative writing from Vancouver Island University.